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Trello vs. GitLab

Trello is a web-based project management application which uses the analogy of lists and cards as a user interface. A rich API as well as email-in capability enables integration with enterprise systems, or with cloud-based integration services. Trello offers a web interface, and mobile clients, and synchronizes all of them in near real time. Trello is offered as SaaS only.

GitLab also offers a list and card based user interface for project management, but also offers capabilities in code creation, testing, packaging, releasing, monitoring, and securing the work. While Trello does a great job of providing the single functionality of work item management and only as a SaaS solution, GitLab offers one application for the entire DevOps lifecycle, either as SaaS or in a self-managed form.


Multiple Project Issue Boards

Large companies often have hundreds of different projects, all with different moving parts at the same time. GitLab Enterprise Edition allows for multiple Issue Boards for a single project so you can plan, organize, and visualize a workflow for a feature or product release. Multiple Issue Boards are particularly useful for large projects with more than one team or in situations where a repository is used to host the code of multiple products.

Multiple Project Issue Boards

Multiple Group Issue Boards

Multiple Group Issue Boards, similar to Multiple Project Issue Boards

Multiple Groject Issue Boards

Issue Board Label Lists

An Issue Board is based on its project’s label structure, therefore, it applies the same descriptive labels to indicate placement on the board. GitLab issues can appear on multiple issues and they still have meaning without the context of a particular board.

Learn more about labels and Issue Boards

Add Multiple Issues to Project Issue Board

From an Issue Board, you can add multiple issues to lists in the board by selecting one or more existing issues.

Learn how to add multiple issues to your Issue Board.

New Issue in Issue Board List

With GitLab Issue Boards, you can create issues directly from the board and assign multiple labels allowing them to appear on multiple boards.

Learn how to create a new issue from the Issue Board

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